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Pioneer from Nauvoo, Illinois, Warren B. Smith settles in American Fork in 1856.  He became a church, business and civic leader in this city.  In 1897 he built this home for his residence.  It was rennovated by Robert Nelson Ballard and listed on the Utah State Register of Historic Sites on September 6th, 1978.

The home is located at 589 East Main Street in American Fork.

The house is significant as an attractive and representative example “of the modest late-Victorian dwellings to be found in many of Utah’s small towns,” and for its association with Warren B. Smith, its builder. Smith was a blacksmith who became a leading citizen in American Fork, including serving on the city council. He spent four years in two full time missions for the LDS church. He supported three wives, and took a fourth wife late in his life, at age 63, in 1907, and spent six months in the Utah Territorial Penitentiary for his violation of the Edmunds-Tucker Act. He led the American Fork choir for thirty years.